Fit Faith

Connecting physical training and proper nutrition with sprititual fitness.


on April 9, 2013

God's workmanship

Do you ever feel like you need to reboot? start over? go back to square one? That’s how I’m feeling lately. I need to stop and remind myself who I am and why I do what I do, then start over again. I need to reboot.

I have to confess that lately I’ve been a little caught up in my size and how I look. Are my jeans still fitting the same or are they tighter around the legs? Do my arms look big? Is my belly “pooching” out? I hate to even write this because I know it sounds incredibly vain! I just want to be real, though. I struggle with these feelings, and it is robbing me of my joy. I need to reboot.

I need to remind myself that I am much more than a number on the scale, the number on the tag of my jeans or even the number on the barbell. Those numbers don’t define me. So, who am I? I am God’s “workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for [me] to do.” (Ephesians 2:10 NIV) Workmanship here means a work of God as creator, and created means to form, shape, i.e. to completely change or transform. I am a work of The Creator, and He is forming and shaping me into order to completely transform me!

So, why do I do what I do? Why do I exercise, eat healthy, make wise choices for my mind, body and spirit? Because God has prepared good works for me to do, and He has created me to do them. I need to take care of my body and mind so that I can serve Him by serving those around me.


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